So make 'em good
Last year Nintendo celebrated Mario's 25th anniversary with a Flipnote Studio competition. This year it's celebrating Zelda's 25th anniversary with a Flipnote Studio competition. It's nothing if not consistent. As with last year's effort, Nintendo wants you to use its DSiWare animation tool Flipnote Studio to create a short skit...
Five copies up for grabs
Ante Up: Texas Hold'em is one of the better poker games available on DSiWare, and now we have five copies of the game to give away to DSi owners in North America, coinciding with the happening-right-now World Series of Poker. If you want to win the game, be sure to follow MonkeyPaw Games on Twitter and follow Nintendo Life too. Done that? Now just leave a comment on this..
The DSi Shop must sell good bait, and our Facebook page is featuring a not-so-fishy competition...
You saw what you can catch in the Big Bass Arcade trailer, now you can find out when you can cast your line out. Big Bass Arcade from Big John Games is the latest in the growing line of fishing games from the Minnesota-based development studio. The game will feature 7 different lakes to display your..
Snag yourself a 3DS, for free!
Nintendo brings a new dimension to handheld gaming. To celebrate the launch of the Nintendo 3DS and the fabulous Ubisoft launch line-up it's our pleasure to offer 3x Nintendo 3DS units each with 4 Ubisoft games. The games included are Rayman 3D, Asphalt 3D, Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell 3D and Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon:...
DS adventure Monster Tale is available in North America now, so we've teamed up with publisher Majesco to bring you an exclusive contest for DreamRift's outing. Created by the key leads behind superlative DS puzzle-platformer Henry Hatsworth in the Puzzling Adventure, the game merges a top-screen platformer with a pet-raising simulator...
A smashing shirt
Around a month ago, Nintendo Life and Donkey Kong world champion Dr. Hank Chien teamed up to challenge you, the readers, to design the official Team Chien t-shirt. The response was overwhelming, but Dr. Chien was able to cut through the entries with surgical precision and pick a favourite. The winning design was submitted by user...
Hank needs your help
If you've ever been one of a legion of fans, you know that the best way to show your pride and look cool doing it is with the power of the t-shirt. Team Wiebe's in the lead with a snazzy design even if their leader no longer holds the record. Now, current champ Hank Chien is looking for YOUR help to remind him who's the boss...
Bag yourself a copy of Mario Sports Mix
To celebrate the release of upcoming Wii title Mario Sports Mix, a Mario themed sports compilation, Nintendo Life and Games Basement, a leading UK video game online retailer, are proud to offer 3 copies of the game to Nintendo Life readers who live in Europe or North America. All you have to do is answer the...
Were you one of the lucky ones?
We recently ran a competition for 10 lucky winners to receive a free copy of WiiWare strategy title chick chick BOOM, with the top prize being a piece of personalised artwork drawn by the development team. We've just performed the draw so let's reveal the lucky winners! The following Twitter users below received a...
Chickens, eggs, arcades and cake
To celebrate the release of upcoming Raving Rabbids In Time for Wii Ubisoft and Nintendo Life were proud to present a very special competition, with three sets of tickets available, each set lets one winner plus two friends and a parent to attend a special Rabbids sleep over in the Science Museum. Contestants had to answer the following question: Where would you..
And the three lucky winners are...
To celebrate the release of Call of Duty: Black Ops for Wii Nintendo Life together with our friends at Argos were proud to offer a copy of the game to three lucky readers. As with most Nintendo Life competitions all you had to do was answer the cryptic question: During which war does Black Ops take place? Of course the answer was the Cold War. So, using our..
Win one of 10 copies and personalised artwork!
chick chick BOOM is a tactical action game for WiiWare from developer tons of bits. With a unique sense of humour, great artwork and plenty of action, it gained an impressive 8/10 in our review last week, and now we've teamed up with tons of bits to bring you a very special competition. We're offering...
Is it a-you?
To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the release of Super Mario Bros. and the North American debut of the NES, we ran a competition to give away a free 500-point NES title for Virtual Console to each of twenty-five winners, the selection of the game being their choice. Almost a thousand users entered, so we'd like to congratulate the 25...
Rabbids. Science Museum. Sleep over. WIN.
To celebrate the release of upcoming Raving Rabbids In Time for Wii Ubisoft and Nintendo Life are proud to present a very special competition, we have three sets of tickets available, each set lets one winner plus two friends and a parent to attend a special Rabbids sleep over in the Science Museum. During...
Europe's turn to snaffle up Ivy The Kiwi?
To celebrate the PAL release of the fantastically addictive Ivy The Kiwi? both Rising Star Games and Nintendo Life are pleased to offer our European readers the chance to win a PAL copy of the game for Wii. How to win? all you have to do is answer the simple question below. Good Luck!
Do you have time to kill?
Nintendo Life together with our friends at Argos are proud to offer three copies of the upcoming Call of Duty: Black Ops on Wii. As usual all you need to do is answer the cryptic question below to be in with a chance of winning. Winning entrants must have a valid UK mailing address to receive the prize. Good luck!
Share your love in video form
If you're a European Club Nintendo member and you want to share your love of Nintendo games with the world, you might want to grab your video camera and create a piece for Tell Your Nintendo Story, a new competition from Nintendo itself. You can record a video straight from your webcam or upload any pre-recorded video on your PC about any game or system you've..
Win yourself one of 25 NES games
To celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Super Mario Bros. and the 25th Anniversary of the Nintendo Entertainment System's release in North America, we thought we would do something different. We've scraped together 12,500 Wii Points so that we can give 25 lucky readers (yes, 25) a free 500-point NES game (of their...
Drum roll please...
Last month, we ran a competition to give away ten t-shirts decked out with logos from the WiiWare title Target Toss Pro: Lawn Darts. We all like to look stylish and show our love for video games and dangerous lawn-related activities of days past, but only ten could win the XL-sized prizes. Those ten lucky users are: melvin2898jhuhn
The search is on!
Last year saw Josh Stevens crowned Britain's Best Nintendo Gamer 2009 in a packed-out event in London, and now he'll be given the opportunity to defend his crown by taking part in Nintendo's newly announced Britain's Best Nintendo Gamer 2010. Qualifying kicks off in two weeks in participating Game and GameStation stores on the 16th...
Like Lawn Darts? Like T-Shirts? Then boy do we have a competition for you!
Together with Incredible Technologies we're able to offer 10 XL Target Toss Pro: Lawn Darts Official T-Shirts to celebrate the release of the dangerous looking Target Toss Pro: Lawn Darts for WiiWare which was released this week in North America. The competition is open to...
Red, blue or yellow up for grabs
North America's Super Mario Bros. 25th anniversary site opened recently, and now Nintendo of Australia has launched its 25th Anniversary competition website offering one misty-eyed gamer the chance to win a brand new DSi XL. If your entry is selected as the best Mario memory, you could win a red, blue or yellow DSi XL as well as a copy of New Super Mario Bros.. Need..
Last week we ran a cheeky little competition to let 10 lucky Euro/Aussie readers win a copy of A Monsteca Corral: Monsters vs. Robots on WiiWare. Everyone likes a freebie, and competition here was fierce. We had 199 entries! However only 10 could win, so we punched the button on the magical Nintendo Life bingo machine and can now reveal the lucky winners: paulnumber9y0ss4ri4n
Prizes and pride at stake
Sin & Punishment: Star Successor is a classic: hugely difficult, but a classic nonetheless. Anyone currently honing their best scores may want to take a look at this new official Nintendo competition for North America – sorry, rest of the world! – to prove they're the best. The challenge asks players to score as...
Share your love for Mario and enter Nintendo's video competition
Anniversaries are wonderful and joyous occasions to celebrate with loved ones. What makes them better is if you can win prizes in the process too, and that's exactly what you can look forward to as Nintendo celebrates one of the biggest NES titles continuing to entertain having...
Last week we ran a cheeky little competition to let 10 lucky North American readers win a copy of And Yet It Moves on WiiWare. This is a game so good we awarded it an impressive 9/10 in our recent review. Everyone likes a freebie, and competition here was fierce. We had 330 entries! However only 10 could win, so we punched the button on the magical Nintendo Life bingo machine and..
10 free downloads of WiiWare's Monsteca Corral up for grabs
Nintendo Life have teamed up with Onteca the development brains behind Monsteca Corral, together we're able to offer free downloads of the game for 10 lucky WiiWare readers, all you have to do is answer the competition below!
Warning: contains Super Adult material
Nintendo's first attempt at a national Wii tournament, Wii Games: Summer 2010, drew to a close in California this weekend to see which US gamers had the best Wii skills. Olympic gold medallist Shawn Johnson kept the finalists warmed-up with some Wii Fit Plus hula hooping before diving into the competitive...
Your chance to snag one of ten copies of the game
Nintendo Life really liked And Yet It Moves with its incredible ripped-paper style – and so should you. That's why together with Broken Rules we can proudly offer free copies of the game to ten lucky North American readers. All you have to do is answer the competition question below and cross your...
The envelope please
We'd like to congratulate Acerocksyourworld on being the lucky winner of our Ivy the Kiwi? Competition. You'll soon be receiving your very own copy of the Wii release along with an autographed piece of Ivy the Kiwi? artwork taken directly from XSEED's E3 2010 booth. We'd also like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who entered the contest as the sheer number of entries..
Time to get off that couch and get moving!
Don't let those Summertime blues get you down. Now you can join Olympic champion Shawn Johnson as she teams up with our favourite Italian plumber to help get people up and get in shape. You can check out the official press release below for all of the information you'll need to become a part of the...
North American competition on the way
Think you've got serious skills when it comes to Wii gaming? Think your Little Mac could take down the competition, or that your Funky Kong is unstoppable on the track? It might be time to put your coins where your mouth is as Nintendo is launching Wii Games Summer 2010. Starting on Friday, July 16th in New...
If you can ably express it in video format, that is
It's Sonic's 19th birthday today, and Sega isn't showering Nintendo fans with game discounts; in fact, it's offering something far better. If you really, really love Sonic – and everybody does, of course – your passion for the blue speedball could win you a trip to Sega Japan to meet the Sonic...
The lucky winner is finally announced.
After a fantastic response to our Cave Story Win a Wiimote Compo, we'd like to announce that Iain P. (Bakajin) is our lucky winner. The exclusive Cave Story Wii Remote should be on its way to you very soon. We'd like to offer our sincere congratulations to him and take this opportunity to thank everyone who participated and entered the contest. We'd also like..
Who grabbed the goodies?
You may remember a few weeks ago we launched a competition, in collaboration with Hugo Smits of Flipper fame, to win some very cool prizes relating to his goldfish-seeking voxel-blasting title. Well, the final decisions have been made and we can now reveal the winners! Winner 1: Gerardo Moraila Cruz (known as abgar here at Nintendo Life!) Winner 2: Jaisohn Runner-up: Chad..
Print, Cut, Fold, Tape your way to a free copy of Flipper
Goodbye Galaxy Games would like the opportunity to give one lucky Nintendo Life reader a limited edition boxed copy of Flipper for DSiWare with 2000 Nintendo Points. All you have to do is download the awesome from Flipper paperfold (by Bryan of paperfolds.com), Print, Cut, Fold, Tape. Once...
Developer Gamelion extends Twitter competition
Gamelion have extended their online competition - which offers one lucky gamer the chance to have their actual, real-life name inserted into their upcoming WiiWare title Furry Legends - into the New Year. To enter, just follow the development team on Twitter and come January 31st they'll randomly select...
Well, do ya? It's almost that time of year, the time of giving, we couldn't wait any longer so here's the winners from 4 of our recent fantastic competitions.
Okay, so let's get started... we've drawn the winners from the 100s of entries using our very faithful rand() function. Mario & Sonic at the Winter Olympic Games Giveaway: We
If you didn't know we've been running some great competitions over the past week or so, time is almost up to get your entries in though.
Because we're so nice we've extended two of the competitions, you'll now have another day to enter the following: The Three Musketeers: One for All! Halloween Giveaway (available to all PAL & NTSC/US) Spore...
Yet another competition... this time we've got a shiny white DSi and a copy of Nostalgia up for grabs.
In celebration of the release of Ignition Entertainment's brand new DS RPG Nostalgia, we here at Nintendo Life are giving our North American readers a chance to win a brand new Nintendo DSi system and a copy of Nostalgia to play on it, lucky you!...
Our friends at Legendo offer up 20 slices of download adventure in the form of The Three Musketeers: One for All!, open to almost anyone.
To celebrate Halloween we've teamed up with Legendo to offer you 20 copies of the platform adventure The Three Musketeers: One for All!. The first 10 winners will be picked from our North American readers (that's...
SEGA UK offer up some official Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games goodies for our European AND Australian readers.
We've once again teamed up with SEGA to celebrate the launch of Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games giving you lucky readers the chance to win some official Mario & Sonic goodies. We've got 5x Packs up for grabs containing Official T-Shirt, Badge Set and Lanyard..
North American readers finally get the chance to win a copy of the recently released Spore Hero game by EA.
Along with our friends at EA we're giving you the chance to win a US copy of Spore Hero for Nintendo Wii to celebrate its recent release. The competition is open to US readers only this time, to give yourself a chance of wining Spore Hero just answer the question! Finally a competition for..
Answer his riddles and you shall receive his gifts
Ever wanted to meet a real-life Professor Layton and have a chat? Well, now you can — so long as you live in America that is. Nintendo are sending out the good old Professor (or at least someone dressed as him) to cities across the country and if you can discover where he is, you'll be asked to solve a puzzle. Solve it correctly and you just..
We've got two fantastic competitions running at the moment, we've extended them both another couple of days, get your entry in before midnight Saturday.
Generally we're nice people and we like to give things away (when they're given to us). Both Nintendo and Ubisoft have offered up some great prizes to our UK readers, we urge you to login and give yourself a chance of winning... you've got to be in..
We're on fire with another fabulous competition for our readers - your chance to win a copy of Academy of Champions and a Wii to play it on!
Together with Ubisoft we're celebrating this week's launch of Academy of Champions for Wii with a very special competition: you can win yourself a Nintendo Wii complete with Academy of Champions to play on it! In addition to the main prize, we'll also be..
To celebrate the release of Nintendo's stellar Metroid Prime Trilogy we're giving you the chance to win a Nintendo Wii and a copy of Metroid Prime Trilogy to play on it!
Gaming fans around the world rejoice: bounty hunter Samus Aran makes her return to Wii this Autumn with Metroid Prime Trilogy, a deluxe collectors package that includes all three...
Check out the winners of the Flipnote Studio - Amazing Giveaway.
To coincide with the release of the painfully addictive Flipnote Studio on DSiWare, we teamed up with our good friends at Nintendo UK to offer lucky Nintendo Life readers the opportunity to win some great prizes. After carefully going through the very hefty amount of submissions for the contest, we all got together here at Nintendo..
Play on the day to win a family beach holiday of a lifetime
To celebrate the launch of the biggest game this year, Wii Sports Resort, Nintendo is recreating a tropical party island for all the family at four easily accessible locations across the UK & Ireland. Everyone will be treated to a ‘Wii Sports Resort Beach Party’, complete with fantastic giveaways, beach party tunes plus the..
Europeans finally have the chance to get their hands on The Conduit as it releases across the continent today, July 10th.
To celebrate the release of the fantastic The Conduit we've teamed up with SEGA to give away some wonderful The Conduit goodies. One lucky reader will receive the 1st prize of a Signed conduit poster, Concept art book, Portable MP3 speakers and Pocket torch and then two runners..
We could only pick one!
So our recent Twitter-based competition has come to an end and we can announce that ejamer has been crowned the winner and will find 2000 lovely Nintendo Points heading his way shortly. Here's the winning entry in all its chucklesome glory: Thanks to everyone who took part! Don't forget to follow nintendolife on Twitter if...
Win 2000 Nintendo points by giving nintendolife a shout out!
Here’s an easy competition that could win you 2000 Nintendo points to spend on downloadable games of your choosing. Simply follow us on Twitter and tweet the following phrase to your personal Twitterverse: "Follow @nintendolife because they ................." Obviously you fill...
Do you have what it takes to win big?
JJGames has just announced their upcoming Retro Games Championship video game competition that will be hosted in Denver, CO on Saturday, July 18th. Players will get a chance to square off on two of the absolute rarest NES game cartridges in existence. All contest details are below for you to check out including the list of prizes, location of competition, and..
So who made us chuckle the most?
Our recent ‘send us a joke on Twitter’ competition seems to have been very popular as a quick Twitter search will demonstrate. The jokes ranged from very funny to plain awful. We certainly admired the persistence of some readers such as BulbasaurusRex, but didn’t anyone ever tell you that less is more? :-p...
Tell us a joke and be in for a chance to win 2000 Nintendo points.
Here’s an easy competition for all you crazy kids who are down with Twitter. Simply follow nintendolife and tweet us with a funny joke using no more than 140 characters. The tweet which makes us chuckle the most will win the prize – it couldn’t be simpler! We promise to follow...
It's competition time - but for UK residents only
To celebrate the UK release of PDC World Championship Darts 2009 on Wii we've teamed up with Oxygen Games to give away three copies to you lucky readers of Nintendo Life. The all new PDC World Championship Darts 2009 on the Nintendo Wii gives you the feel of the true darts physics, providing a more natural throwing experience, realistic dart..
That's no monkey business! HIYOOOOOOOOOO!
Steve Wiebe doesn't need more reason to shatter Billy Mitchell's Donkey Kong record other than to wipe that grin off Mitchell's smug face, but lo and behold, here's another one. Or, another 10,001 reasons. According to GoNintendo, Stride Gum has stepped up to offer Wiebe $10,001 if he can break Mitchell's...
You came for reviews... we'll give you T-Shirts. The House of the Dead: OVERKILL competition is over, but which one of you lucky readers will win a t-shirt?
Better late than never! To celebrate the fantastic return of House of the Dead we've teamed up with SEGA to give away five of the fabulous "They came for brains, you'll give them bullets" House of the Dead Overkill T-Shirts. All you..
You've got 5 more days to design a House of the Dead: Overkill poster and stand a chance of winning a T-Shirt
Better late than never! To celebrate the fantastic return of House of the Dead we've teamed up with SEGA to give away five of the fabulous "They came for brains, you'll give them bullets" House of the Dead Overkill T-Shirts. All you have to do is go to the Overkill Poster Creator..
Get your hands on a lovely House of the Dead: OVERKILL promo t-shirt, thanks to the lovely chaps at SEGA.
Better late than never! To celebrate the fantastic return of House of the Dead we've teamed up with SEGA to give away five of the fabulous "They came for brains, you'll give them bullets" House of the Dead Overkill T-Shirts. All you have to do is goto the Overkill Poster Creator and..
Nintendo Life steps into the world of Podcasting, our very first episode is available now, presented by our very own James Newton.
In our first ever podcast episode James takes a look back at 2008, looking specifically at three outstanding Wii titles, Zack & Wiki, Mario Kart Wii and Super Smash Bros. Brawl. Next on the agenda is 2009, where we take a look at Wii games Punch Out!!, Wii Sports..
To celebrating the upcoming release of Big Bang Mini on Nintendo DS, SouthPeak games and Nintendo Life are offering a DS Lite + Big Bang Mini and another four copies of the game for the runners up.
Your objective is to navigate your ship through a brilliant array of lights, dodging intense streams of fireworks. Defeat waves of enemies by deploying fireworks and performing combo attacks to destroy..
Much like Santa, Nintendo Life loves giving things away, it makes us feel all warm and fuzzy inside.
It's come to our attention that we've been kind of lazy with our competitions, we've emailed winners but never published them on the website itself, in the vein of doing things "betta'" in 2009 we'll be publishing the winners, because we want to. Sonic Unleashed Goodies!Most recently was..
Roll on 2009, got Unleashed? You don't have nothing until you've got a Sonic Unleashed hoodie, you knows it.
Together with our festive friends at SEGA, we're celebrating the latest SONIC game, Sonic Unleashed, with another competition! Up for grabs are special Sonic Unleashed merchandise including a Sonic Unleashed T-Shirt, Sonic Unleashed Hoodie and Sonic Unleashed Key Ring. That's right, click..
Christmas, as we all know, is about giving. And those kind chaps at SnakeByte (we reviewed a couple of their products recently) are clearly in a festive mood as they’ve given us a goodie bag of Wii peripherals to give to one lucky person.
Up for grabs we have: XS Starter Pack (White) Remote XS Controller (Pink) Retro Controller Charging Cradle All you have to do to win this collection of..
Nintendo Life has four Snakebyte retro controllers to give away, one white wireless and three black wired controllers all up for grabs!
Our friends at Snakebyte accessories have kindly provided us with some fantastic Retro Controllers for Wii to give away to you, our faithful Nintendo Life readers. We have one main prize up for grabs a white Wireless Retro Controller also three runners up will..
Really want to get some new Sonic goodies, feeling the credit crunch? Not to worry, you can win some right here at Nintendo Life!
Our dear friends at SEGA are giving you the chance to win some Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood goodies, we've got a host of prizes up for grabs including 10 x Sonic Chronicles sets of 3 styluses, 2 x Sonic Chronicles DS case tins and for one lucky winner a..
To celebrate the launch of Machinima in the UK, Rustler's are providing an Alienware PC for the best user created music video to match one of Jonathan (Portal theme) Coulton's latest tracks.
Rustlers may be the market leaders in the hot snacking section of your local supermarket, but that doesn't mean they're content to rest on their burgers. They've teamed up with Machinima.com, the most popular..
To celebrate the launch of Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Nintendo UK haved teamed up with Gamestation to let fans battle and brawl to the death, all to win a HD home entertainment centre.
Battle it out to prove you are the biggest and best brawler of them all at Gamestation Stores nationwide in the Super Smash Bros. Brawl Showdown Pick your favourite character, choose your controller and get ready to..
THQ give you the opportunity to win yourself a copy of the upcoming Worms: A Space Oddity for the Wii.
In Worms: A Space Oddity, players will enjoy the ultimate blend of classic Worms game modes and re-invented single-player missions, as well as multiplayer modes that include a host of all-new party games and even more customization options. The game takes advantage of the Wii’s intuitive..
At 'Virtual Console Reviews' from time to time we like to give a little back to our readers. This is your opportunity to win a brand new Classic Controller from PlayAsia which we will send directly to your door (Anywhere in EU, North America, Australia, etc)
The Classic Controller is a must have peripheral for anyone who is serious about gaming on...
Thanks to our friends at SEGA we have a fantastic Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games "Team Mario" T-Shirt to give away!
In Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games, players will compete in events that take place in environments based on the official venues of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. Using a supporting cast of characters from the amazing worlds of both Mario and Sonic, gamers will be able to..
To celebrate the 2008 "World Series of Poker" video game Activision welcomes you to try and Beat The Brat and win a trip to Las Vegas.
"The grand prize is a trip for two to Las Vegas. The trip includes airfare, hotel accommodations, and a trip to the spa to relax after a long day of gambling. Three runner ups will receive a copy of the World Series of Poker: Battle for the Bracelets game." Head on..
We announce the winners of our Trioncube competition, selected at random by our super computer shuffle routine.
To celebrate the launch of Trioncube on the DS we partnered up with Atari to give away 3 copies of the game to our members. We asked the question What is the name of the King in Trioncube? which of course was King Pluto. We powered up our shuffle routine to pick 3 winners and random and..
To celebrate today's European launch of Trioncube for Nintendo DS, we've teamed up with Atari to give away 3 copies of the game to members of the site.
"In Trioncube, the player takes the role of the captain on the mighty space ship Penko and embarks on a journey across eight planets into the depths of space to rescue the fair princess from the grasp of the handsomely monikered villain Hell Metal..